Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics / Edition 4

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics / Edition 4

by K. Binder, D.W. Heermann
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540432213

ISBN-13: 9783540432210

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics deals with the computer simulation of many-body systems in condensed-matter physics and related fields of physics, chemistry and beyond, to traffic flows, stock market fluctuations, etc.). Using random numbers generated by a computer, probability distributions are calculated, allowing the estimation of the thermodynamic

Overview

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics deals with the computer simulation of many-body systems in condensed-matter physics and related fields of physics, chemistry and beyond, to traffic flows, stock market fluctuations, etc.). Using random numbers generated by a computer, probability distributions are calculated, allowing the estimation of the thermodynamic properties of various systems. This book describes the theoretical background to several variants of these Monte Carlo methods and gives a systematic presentation from which newcomers can learn to perform such simulations and to analyze their results. This fourth edition has been updated and a new chapter on Monte Carlo simulation of quantum-mechanical problems has been added. To help students in their work a special web server has been installed to host programs and discussion groups (http://wwwcp.tphys.uni-heidelberg.de). Prof. Binder was the winner of the Berni J. Alder CECAM Award for Computational Physics 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540432210
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences Series
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Purpose and Scope of This Volume, and Some General Comments.- 2 Theoretical Foundation of the Monte Carlo Method and Its Application in Statistical Physics.- 3 Guide to Practical Work with the Monte Carlo Method.- 4 Some Important Recent Developments of the Monte Carlo Methodology.- 5 Quanturm Monte Carlo Simulations: An Introduction.- Appendix.- References, Bibliography Subject Index

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